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Program Scheduling for 2010
The scheduling of the activities of the Annual Meeting is the responsibility of the ASA Executive Office. The tentative schedule of general ASA activities and plenary sessions for 2010 is outlined here. No other activities may be held during the plenary times noted below.
Friday, August 13
Sunday, August 15
4:30-6:15 p.m., ASA Awards Ceremony & Presidential Address Plenary
6:30- 7:30 p.m., Honorary Reception
8:00-10:00 p.m., Activities of Other Groups
9:30-11:00 p.m., Just Desserts, a TEF Benefit Reception
Monday, August 16
12:30-2:15 p.m., Mid-day Plenary Session
6:30-8:15 p.m., Section Receptions
9:30-11:00 p.m., MFP Benefit Reception
Tuesday, August 17
Due to the complexities of scheduling a program with nearly 600 sessions and more than 4,000 participants, it is not possible to avoid all conflicts of individual obligations. Participants with multiple commitments may contact their session organizers or ASA Meeting Services staff anytime before March 13, 2009 and request scheduling consideration. Meeting Services staff will try to accommodate reasonable requests, but no guarantees can be given.
Information on the session schedule in general will not be available until April 30, 2010.
Section activities are pre-assigned to specific days following a four-year rotation schedule. Section session times on those days will not be finalized until the overall program schedule is completed. The rotation for Section activities in 2010 results in the groupings on assigned days shown below.
All Section program sessions and Council/Business meetings will be scheduled on the assigned days. Those Sections whose programs are larger than the time slots available on their days will have sessions scheduled on adjacent days. Section Council/Business meetings and Section Roundtable sessions must be held on the assigned days.
* one session must be scheduled on the following day
~ one session must be scheduled on the preceeding day
Receptions sponsored by ASA Sections may be held on the first and third evenings of the meeting. For 2010, sections whose assigned program day is August 14 or 15 will have access to reception space at 6:30 p.m. on the evening of August 14. Sections that meet on August 16 or 17 will have reception space made available at 6:30 p.m. on the evening of August 16.
Requests from Section Chairs for reception space at the ASA hotels are due in the ASA Executive Office by March 12, 2010.